There was a lot of prize money at stake at today’s BHP Aquatic Super Series in the “Swim the Swan”…
Ashley Twichell, above, won the 2013 Tiburon Mile in September. The next edition of this usually-annual race will not be until 2015.
The legendary backstroker will be back in competition at an open water event in Brazil.
Katie Ledecky tore the old American record to pieces in the 1650, going an insane 15:15.17 to open up the night.
Teammates Liz Pelton and Missy Franklin will go head-to-head tonight in the 200 back final.
Missy Franklin won twice for California, including an intense showdown with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky in the 200 free.
Cindy Tran and the Cal medley relays were off to a very good start on Friday morning, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay.
Among the night 1 swims will be Katie Ledecky chasing an American Record in the 500 free.
The wildly-decorated Natalie Coughlin swam the second-best time of her career in the 50 free on Thursday morning.
World Record holder Katie Ledecky will be among the stars represented at the 2013 Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The 2013 male winner of the $10,000 prize was Mateusz Sawrymowicz from Poland. His time was 23:46. The 2013 female winner of the $10,000 prize was Ashley Twichell from the United States. Her time was 25:09.
The start of the 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile! (Photo Credit: Ian Thurston, Ianthurstonphotography.com)
Mateusz Sawrymowicz and Ashley Twichell Take Home The $10,000 Prizes At The 2013 RPC Tiburon Mile.
SwimSwam’s Mike Lewis, Dave Durden, and Nick Folker prepare to call the 2013 Tiburon Mile.
The view from Tiburon with Angel Island (the starting point for the RCP Tiburon Mile).